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#5 Hunter Tyson

Hunter Tyson - Men's Basketball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
Forward
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
217
Class:
Gr.
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Hometown:
Monroe, N.C.
High School:
Piedmont HS
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BIO

Honors and Awards

  • 2021-22 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2021-22 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020-21 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019-20 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021-22

  • A staple in the Tiger lineup, Tyson shot a career-high 46.6 percent from the floor and 78.6 percent from the free throw line, despite missing eight games due to a broken collarbone suffered on Feb. 2 against Florida State.
  • He averaged a career-high 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest last season.
  • Netted double-figure points 13 times last season, including a season-high 20 points in a home win over Bryant (Nov. 15).
    • He finished 8-for-13 from the floor and grabbed five rebounds.
  • He posted 18 points and 17 points in back-to-back victories over South Carolina (Dec. 18) and at Virginia (Dec. 22).
    • In both contests, Tyson finished 12-for-22 from the floor, 3-for-8 from three and 8-for-11 at the foul line. He averaged 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
  • Tyson collected his first career double-double in the win over South Carolina. He posted 18 points and a career-best 13 rebounds, while adding an assist and a steal. He finished with six offensive rebounds – another career-high.
  • Made a season-best eight field goals in the win over Bryant, but totaled at least five made field goals in seven games, including six on three occasions last season.
  • Totaled a career-best 32 assists last year, including a career-high four in a home win over Miami (Oh.) (Dec. 14).

2020-21

  • Enjoyed a career season in many aspects in 2020-21 and elevated himself as one of the Tigers’ primary contributors.
  • Shot career bests from the floor (46.5 percent), three (43.1 percent) and free throw line (77.1 percent).
  • Averaged a career-best 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Limited to 19 out of a possible 24 contests due to a facial fracture injury suffered against Alabama (Dec. 12).
  • Netted 13 points against South Carolina State (Dec. 2).
    • Finished 4-for-5 from the floor, 2-for-2 from three and 3-for-4 at the foul line.
  • Got off to a lightning fast start before suffering his injury against Alabama, hitting his first three shots and scoring nine points.
  • Returned from injury against Virginia (Jan. 16) and scored nine points on 3-for-5 shooting.
  • Scored 10 points in a win over Louisville (Jan. 27).
    • Finished 4-for-9 from the floor, including a couple triples.
  • Scored a then-season-high 16 points in a home win over North Carolina (Feb. 2).
    • Notched all 16 points in the second half of the game, finishing 5-for-11 from the floor and 2-for-5 from three.
    • Tied a season-high with two steals against the Tar Heels.
  • Scored 19 total points in back-to-back wins at Wake Forest (Feb. 24) and against Miami (Feb. 27).
    • Shot 6-for-13 from the floor in both contests, including 16 total rebounds.
    • Corralled a career-high 10 rebounds at Wake Forest, which included two on the offensive glass. He finished one point shy of his first career double-double.
  • Tallied 16 points in the Tigers’ final home game of the season against Pittsburgh (March 6).
    • Shot 5-for-6 from the floor and 2-for-3 from three.
  • Made it back-to-back games with 16 points against Miami in the ACC Tournament (March 10).
    • Finished 5-for-8 from the floor and a perfect 4-for-4 from three.
    • Totaled seven rebounds against the Hurricanes with a block and an assist.
  • Finished the season with 10 points in his first career NCAA Tournament game against Rutgers (March 19).
    • Finished 4-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-3 from three. Also totaled two rebounds and two steals.

2019-20

  • Matched career-best, appearing in 31 games, making three starts (including first career start).
  • Averaged a career-high 5.5 points per game, scoring 170 points. Also averaged 3.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.5 steals per game.
  • Scored in double-figures on seven occasions, including two 20-point games.
  • Improved shooting percentage by nearly 20.0 percent (44.5 percent).
  • Improved 3-point shooting percentage bu nearly nine percent (32.1 percent).
  • Upped free throw shooting to 70.7 percent.
  • More than doubled his rebounding per game with 3.0 rebounds per contest and a career-high 92 rebounds, including a career-best 20 offensive boards.
  • Tallied a career-high 17 steals.

Best Games, 2019-20

  • Scored a then-career-high 20 points in a win over Detroit Mercy (Nov. 17), finishing 7-for-13 from the field and 5-for-10 from 3-point range. The seven field goals and five 3-pointers were both career-highs.
  • Followed up a career-best with 10 points in a win over Alabama A&M (Nov. 21) on 4-for-8 shooting from the floor. Added a career-high nine rebounds and notched a career-high 26 minutes.
  • Finished 3-for-6 from the floor, a perfect 4-for-4 at the free throw line and added 12 points in a loss at Minnesota (Dec. 2).
  • Tallied eight rebounds in a dominant win over Jacksonville (Dec. 20).
  • Scored 11 points in 24 minutes against Yale (Dec. 22).
  • Earned second career start against Wake Forest (Jan. 21) and scored a career-high 21 points on a career-best nine made field goals (9-13). Added five rebounds and finished 2-for-5 from 3-point range.
  • Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring games in consecutive road games, including 11 points on a perfect 4-for-4 in a historical Clemson team shooting performance in a victory at Boston College (Feb. 22). Scored 10 points in a road loss at Georgia Tech (Feb. 25).
  • Tallied eight points on 3-for-5 shooting and 2-for-4 from three in the Tigers’ ACC Tournament victory over Miami (March 11).

2018-19

  • Appeared in 31 games, all off the bench for the Tigers
  • Averaged 8.3 minutes per game and played a career-high 21 minutes against Creighton in the Cayman Islands Classic
  • Averaged 1.6 points per game and 1.0 rebounds per contest
  • Posted 12 assists, eight blocks and two steals.
  • Made 16 field goals and connected on 11 3-pointers.

BEST GAMES, 2018-19

  • Made collegiate debut in the season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 6), playing 12 minutes and scoring four points and grabbing four rebounds. Also posted a season-high three assists and made a season-high four free throws in that game against the Bulldogs
  • Scored a then-season-high six points on two triples against NC Central (Nov. 9)
  • Played a season-high 21 minutes against Creighton in the Cayman Islands Classic (Nov. 21)
  • Played 19 minutes and scored five points against Charleston Southern (Dec. 18)
  • Tied season-best with two made field goals against Duke in Clemson’s ACC opener (Jan. 5)
  • Played double-digit minutes in 12 contests this season
  • Scored five points and tied season-high with two made field goals against Virginia Tech (Feb. 9)
  • Played 16 minutes and scored a season-high nine points on the road at Pitt (Feb. 27), shooting 3-for-6 from the field and 3-for-5 from distance. Knocked down a season-best three 3-pointers against the Panthers and grabbed four boards … connected on a 3-pointer off the bench against North Carolina (March 2)
  • Knocked down at least one 3-pointer in eight games this season.

Before Clemson

  • Came to Clemson as the No. 8 ranked forward in the state of North Carolina by Phenom Hoops and ESPN
  • Ranked 34th nationally at his position according to ESPN
  • Averaged 27.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks per game as a senior at Piedmont High School
  • Scored 704 points as a senior and shot 46.0 percent from the field
  • Chose Clemson over Michigan, Davidson, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

Personal

  • Born June 13, 2000 (turns 22 prior to 2021-22 season).
  • Majoring in Sports Communications.

High School Accolades

  • Ranked No. 8 in the state of North Carolina and No. 34 in the country at his position, according to ESPN
  • Ranked No. 25 All-Time in NCHSAA Boys Basketball – 2,131 points
  • All-Time leading scorer in Union County Boys Basketball history
  • All-Time leading scorer in Piedmont High School history (boys or girls)
  • No. 4 ranked rebounder in Union County history (792)
  • Southern Carolina Conference Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • Enquirer Journal Union County Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • Union County Hoops.com Player of the Year (2017-18)
  • All-Charlotte Observer First Team (2017-18)
  • All-Region First Team (2017-18)
  • Associated Press All-State (2017-18)
  • Led Union County in points per game and rebounds per game as a senior (2017-18)
  • Chosen to play in Carolina’s Classic – NC/SC All-Star Game
  • Chosen to play in the East-West All-Star Game
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County Team (2016-17)
  • Southern Carolina Conference Co-Player of the Year (2016-17)
  • All-Charlotte Observer First Team (2016-17)
  • All-Southern Carolina Conference (2016-17)
  • NCBCA All-State (2016-17)
  • All-Region Second Team (2016-17)
  • Led Union County in points per game and rebounds per game (2016-17)
  • Scored career-high 44 points in 73-70 loss to Freedom in second round of NCHSAA 3A Playoffs
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County Team (2015-16)
  • All-Southern Carolina Conference (2015-16)
  • All-Union County Hoops.com Team (2015-16)
  • Enquirer Journal Freshman of the Year (2014-15)
  • Enquirer Journal All-Union County team (2014-15)